Roda JC have appointed former Arsenal and Real Madrid striker Nicolas Anelka as a consultant. 

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The Kerkrade club were the most active Eredivisie club in the January transfer window, with nine new recruits, but the club have made another surprising signing…Nicolas Anelka. However, Anelka is not joining to be the new striker at Roda JC, but will instead act as a consultant.

The former Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Juventus, and Paris Saint-Germain star will work with the youth team at the club and will act as an advisor on the French market. It was on Anelka’s advice that Roda JC signed Bastia youngster Lyes Houri on loan.

Anelka’s appointment is the work of the clubs new co-owner Aleksei Korotaev, who will hold a press conference with the former France international on Friday.

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